Email & Contact Transfer | Pepperdine University

Email & Contact Transfer

In order to transfer your important emails & contacts from your student email account to your personal email account, you currently have three options:

Option 1:

Most alumni have had success with the following instructions. They were written specifically for students who utilize Google Apps. If you would like to enable Google Apps on your account, please sign up here.

  1. Sign in to your student email account
  2. Click the gear in the top right gear
  3. Select Settings
  4. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  5. Select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on
  6. Choose what to do with your messages after your POP client or device receives them
  7. Click Save Changes

Although the radio button next to your selected option may not stay selected, Gmail displays the status next to 'POP Status:.' When you enable POP, your settings display 'POP Status: POP is enabled.'

If your POP settings are turned off, the status will indicate that POP is disabled.

Once you've enabled POP in your student email settings, you need to configure your personal email client to download messages.

Standard configuration instructions:

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server - requires SSL:
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 995
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - requires TLS or SSL:
Use Authentication: Yes
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Port for SSL: 465
Server timeouts Greater than 1 minute, we recommend 5
Full Name or Display Name: [your name]
Account Name or User Name: your full email address (including or
Email Address: your email address ( or
Password: your Gmail password

Option 2:

Some new alumni have been unable to transfer their account due to complications regarding the size of their student accounts, especially if they were using Outlook Web Access. Some of these alumni have had success with the program Transend Migrator.

Option 3:

You may choose to manually forward important emails and contacts into your new personal email account.

For additional help, please contact the Pepperdine University Alumni Office at (310) 506-6190 or